U-Turn Results in Two-Vehicle Crash on SH7

June 16, 2020 - State Highway 7 (SH7) East was the scene of a two-vehicle crash Friday, June 12, 2020.

When Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) arrived at the scene of the incident both vehicles involved were on the eastbound side of the roadway.

According to Texas DPS Trooper Keith Jones, at 1:38pm a brown GMC Canyon SLE driven by James Howard Gibson, 47, of Logansport with passenger Archie Rachal Jr., 29, was westbound on SH7 East near the Center Municipal Airport when he attempted to make a u-turn from the right lane shoulder.

As the GMC made the left maneuver it was struck by a blue 2008 Toyota Yarris driven by Wipha Phimchan LeBlanc, 51, of Joaquin. The truck came to a stop on the eastbound shoulder and the Yarris traveled further where it came to a stop on the barrow ditch.

No injuries were reported resulting from the crash.

Gibson was issued a citation for turn when unsafe and LeBlanc was issued a citation for violation of license operator front seat age 21 years or older.